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Friday, January 14, 2005

the last, gasp, sleeve of Shazam…

Over here @ChicKnits Workshop, we’re celebrating TGIF like never before! NOT only is it the end of a harsh winter work week, it’s also an Honorary Hump Day, as in over it…

I have 28 rows to go on the sleeve cap of the last Shazam sleeve. It’s getting smaller and smaller and I am hating it less and less. Why was there more than a perfunctionary sneer on my lips as I knitted this beauty? A few days ago, I thought I found an error in my increasing towards the bottom of the sleeve itself so I ripped out 70 ROWS of cabling to fix it. As I put the stitches back on the needles to continue, and steam was coming out my ears at this point, I realized THERE WAS NO MISTAKE…

The Sleeve had Tricked Me.

It never wanted to be finished to begin with. Rather, it wanted, Sisyphus-like to just be knitted over and over and over again.

Well, I was having none of that, and because I’m so READY TO BE DONE with this project, I had to just stand up and show it Who’s the BOSS.

The Surprise Collar awaits…

6 Responses to “Friday, January 14, 2005”

  1. Anne says:

    Your date stamp still says 2004! (I was looking for archives and couldn’t find it until… Oh! That’s why. :)

  2. Theresa says:

    Oh B! I can so empathize with that. You are not the only one who has been tricked by a sweater. What is it, especially about Aran sweaters, that makes them so devious some times?

  3. Beth S. says:

    Gosh, it’s beautiful! Can’t wait to see this one all seamed up and on the catwalk. (And in the Chic Boutique! I’d pay…)

  4. Adrian says:

    Oh, it’s really, really gorgeous! I’m sorry it’s being a pain.

    I love the color you chose so much, I’m thinking I need to make a Chicknits Camp Jacket from it.

  5. Stella says:

    Bonne, THANKS for explaining this! I’m in the same situation with a cable sweater – it just wants to be knit again and again. Everytime I get close to finishing the front, I see a new and different mistake. Thanks for the reminder that, Yes, I AM it’s boss. It’s just going to have to live with itself.

  6. Leigh says:

    That’s some beautiful texture and color. I love what you did with the wavy stitches on the edges. Awesome!

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